DAC8551

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16-Bit, Ultralow Glitch, Voltage Output, Digital to Analog Converter

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Parameters

Resolution (Bits) 16 DAC channels 1 Interface type SPI Output type Buffered Voltage Settling time (µs) 10 Features Low Power Reference: type Ext Architecture String Rating Catalog Output range (Max) (mA/V) 5.5 Output range (Min) (mA/V) 0 Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 105 open-in-new Find other Precision DACs (<=10MSPS)

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Features

  • Relative Accuracy: 8LSB
  • Glitch Energy: 0.1 nV-s
  • MicroPower Operation: 140 µA at 2.7 V
  • Power-On Reset to Zero
  • Power Supply: 2.7 V to 5.5 V
  • 16-Bit Monotonic
  • Settling Time: 10 µs to ±0.003% FSR
  • Low-Power Serial Interface with
    Schmitt-Triggered Inputs
  • On-Chip Output Buffer Amplifier with
    Rail-to-Rail Operation
  • Power-Down Capability
  • Binary Input
  • SYNC Interrupt Facility
  • Drop-In Compatible With DAC85x1
    and DAC8550 (2’s Complement Input)

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Description

The DAC8551 is a small, low-power, voltage output, 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). It is monotonic, provides good linearity, and minimizes undesired code-to-code transient voltages. The DAC8551 uses a versatile 3-wire serial interface that operates at clock rates to 30 MHz and is compatible with standard SPI™, QSPI™, Microwire™, and digital signal processor (DSP) interfaces.

The DAC8551 requires an external reference voltage to set its output range. The DAC8551 incorporates a power-on-reset circuit that ensures the DAC output powers up at 0 V and remains there until a valid write takes place to the device. The DAC8551 contains a power-down feature, accessed over the serial interface, that reduces the current consumption of the device to 200 nA at 5 V.

The low-power consumption of this device in normal operation makes it ideally suited for portable, battery-operated equipment. The power consumption is 0.38 mW at 2.7 V, reducing to less than 1 µW in power‑down mode.

For additional flexibilty, see the DAC8550 (SLAS476), a 2’s complement-input counterpart to the DAC8551.

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* Datasheet DAC8551 16-Bit, Ultralow-Glitch, Voltage-Output Digital‑to‑Analog Converter datasheet (Rev. E) Jun. 23, 2017
Application notes High-current voltage output circuit using a precision DAC Jan. 25, 2019
Technical articles Industrial DACs: How to design 2-wire transmitters Jan. 23, 2015
User guides DAC8550/51/52 EVM (Rev. A) Sep. 18, 2006

Design & development

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Hardware development

EVALUATION BOARDS Download
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Description

The DAC8551EVM features the DAC8551 digital to analog converter. The EVM provides a quick and easy way to evaluate the functionality and performance of this high resolution, single channel, serial input Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). The EVM provides the serial interface header for (...)

Features
  • The EVM is compatible with the 5-6KINTERFACE board allowing use of the C3000 and C6000 DSP Starter Kits
  • The EVM can connect to and interface to an MSP430 based platform
  • The serial interface is easily attached to TI DSP based communication systems
  • A precision +5V reference is provided as default (...)

Software development

IDES, CONFIGURATION, COMPILERS & DEBUGGERS Download
DCPFREETOOL Software Plug-In to Code Composer Studio
DCPFREETOOL The data converter support plug-in is a free tool, which allows the user of Code Composer Studio™ to create initialization data and configuration software for Texas Instruments data converters based on inputs on a graphical user interface.

IMPORTANT: Please read the following before downloading the (...)

Features

The data converter support plug-in (DCP) is a component of TI's Code Composer Studio™ and offers easy-to-use windows for the "point-and-click" configuration of TI's data converters from within the integrated development environment (IDE), preventing illegal combinations of settings. The DCP (...)

PROGRAMMING TOOLS Download
DXP DAC Exerciser Program
DXP DAC Exerciser Program (DXP)is a software tool from Texas Instruments for evaluating DACs without the requirements of expensive pattern generators or writing complex software. When used with a Texas Instruments DAC EVM and a modular motherboard, it allows for simple and easy digital signal generation (...)
Features
  • Modular design allows additional EVMs to be supported
  • Graphical user interface provides easy setup to send signals to a DAC
SUPPORT SOFTWARE Download
SBAC212.ZIP (192743 KB)

Design tools & simulation

SIMULATION MODELS Download
SBAM049.ZIP (8 KB) - IBIS Model
SIMULATION MODELS Download
SBAM417.ZIP (23 KB) - TINA-TI Reference Design
SIMULATION TOOLS Download
PSpice® for TI design and simulation tool
PSPICE-FOR-TI — PSpice® for TI is a design and simulation environment that helps evaluate functionality of analog circuits. This full-featured, design and simulation suite uses an analog analysis engine from Cadence®. Available at no cost, PSpice for TI includes one of the largest model libraries in the (...)
Features
  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
  • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
  • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
  • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
  • (...)
SIMULATION TOOLS Download
SPICE-based analog simulation program
TINA-TI TINA-TI provides all the conventional DC, transient and frequency domain analysis of SPICE and much more. TINA has extensive post-processing capability that allows you to format results the way you want them. Virtual instruments allow you to select input waveforms and probe circuit nodes voltages (...)
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CALCULATION TOOLS Download
Analog engineer's calculator
ANALOG-ENGINEER-CALC — The Analog Engineer’s Calculator is designed to speed up many of the repetitive calculations that analog circuit design engineers use on a regular basis. This PC-based tool provides a graphical interface with a list of various common calculations ranging from setting op-amp gain with feedback (...)
Features
  • Expedites circuit design with analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and digital-to-analog converters (DACs)
    • Noise calculations
    • Common unit translation
  • Solves common amplifier circuit design problems
    • Gain selections using standard resistors
    • Filter configurations
    • Total noise for common amplifier configurations
  • (...)

Reference designs

REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
Single-Channel, Isolated, 3-Wire Current Loop Transmitter Reference Design
TIDA-01536 This single-channel, input-isolated, three-wire current loop transmitter reference design provides a current range of 0 mA to 20 mA while operating on a 24-V supply. The design features a precision digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with an internal reference voltage, integrated three-wire current (...)
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REFERENCE DESIGNS Download
2-wire, 4-20mA Transmitter, EMC/EMI Tested Reference Design
TIPD190 This CerTIfied Reference Design is a 16-bit loop-powered, or 2-wire, transmitter using the DAC8551 and XTR116. The design includes a protection circuit that provides immunity to the IEC61000-4 test suite. The design also includes a circuit to rectify a reverse polarity power supply. The protection (...)
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